"Africanizing Atlantic World History""Africanizing Atlantic World History"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/212332Chase Auditorium2012-11-08T16:30:002012-11-08T18:00:00
November 8, 4:30PM
The Department of History in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program presents James Sweet, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sweet's research and teaching interests center on Africans and their descendants in the broader world. To date, his research has concentrated on the social and cultural histories of Africans in the Atlantic world. His book Recreating Africa won the American Historical Association's 2004 Wesley Logan prize for the best book on the history of the African diaspora.
James Sweet, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (University of North Carolina Press). The Douglass Prize was jointly created by Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. It is awarded annually by Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.
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